Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Placement Crusade on the Go!!!

40 students of BFGI got recruited at Leading companies

Baba Farid Group of Institution is such a revolutionary institution in Malwa region wherein scholarly activity and innovations are always appreciated and encouraged. BFGI is providing countless opportunities and exposure to all the students for their personality development and enhancement of the talent. Baba Farid Group of Institutions held a campus placement drive for its Students where renowned companies including Infosys, IDS Infotech, Hi-Tech Point, Airsoft Infosys paid a fecund visit to the campus.

Maintaining its tradition to make all its students employable another effort of BFGI showed a great success for its students. Infosys hired 15 students of Baba Farid College, BFGI. These selections were based on their key technical skills as well as highly effective communication skills. HR Head of Infosys conducted a written Test and personal Interview.

Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions. Infosys enables clients in more than 50 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve. With US$8.25bn in FY14 revenues and 165,000+ employees, they provide enterprises with strategic insights on what lies ahead. Globally, Infosys have 73 sales and marketing offices and 93 development centers.

Baba Farid College (BFC) has successfully placed 22 students of BBA in leading companies like IDS Infotech, Hi-Tech Point, Airsoft Infosys. BFC has been getting attraction of large corporate houses not only from Punjab but from other states as well. The institute has always succeeded in accomplishing the objectives of providing knowledge and professionalism to its students and has managed to meet the expectations of students as well as corporate houses.

The recruitment process of the companies included Aptitude Test that had four sections namely: Quantitative, Verbal Ability, General Reasoning and Computer Knowledge. The students, fully charged up with enthusiasm and confidence, reached at the venue. The panel asked the technical questions from various fields including Human Resources, Marketing, Finance etc. The panel really appreciated the level of understanding of students with regards to the latest developments in the Business World and the way students quoted the examples from the routine and established a connection with the theoretical aspects. However, the other companies took their Personal Interview in the college campus. Finally 22 students were offered placements out of which 12 got placements in Hi-Tech Point, 8 in IDS Infotech and 2 in Airsoft Infosys. It is worth mentioning that 7 students of BBA had been recruited by HDFC Bank earlier and 6 students have got multiple offers in this Placement season.

 Pardeep Kaura, Deputy Director, Academics, BFGI congratulated all the selected students and Training & placement department and said, “I am extremely happy with the efforts of training and Placement department. It’s became possible because of the efforts made by BFGI by collaborating with Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, HCL being more”.

Chairman, BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal congratulated all the gems of BFGI and their parents for their success & while expressing his happiness said, “The credit of this success goes to the students as well as their teachers who are continuously providing knowledge to the students as per the innovative teaching methodologies adopted in BFGI campus.”

Mr. Dhaliwal mentioned, “We have dedicated this year for the Skill Development of our students and our main aim is to align their skill set with the requirements of Industries. To sharpen their skill we focus primarily on Trainings, Seminars on personality development and communication skills. I congratulate all the students for getting placed in reputed organizations and wish them all the best for their bright career ahead.”

Mr. Dhaliwal further added, “We have examined that loads of students are lacking far behind in skills, be it communication or technical, so we are establishing a skill development center inside the premises of BFGI to train our students well so that we can meet with the demands of present industries and to make all our students employable in big companies like Infosys. BFGI is the 1st educational institution of Punjab to establish Skill Development Center with the initial amount worth Rs. 20 crores. Students are also given high quality education, huge infrastructure and modern facilities at BFGI.” He hopes other students to bag jobs in big companies too & to make BFGI shine like a diamond.”

BFGI will take such initiatives in future as well to ensure 100% placement to all its students by calling renowned companies at its doorstop thus creating tremendous prospectus for its students.




Wednesday, 18 February 2015

BFGI Organized 1st Ever Global Summit of the Region

India’s First ever High End Skill Development Centre in Higher Education coming up at BFGI

 Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) is one of the premier educational institutions situated in north India at Bathinda, Punjab. BFGI nurtures more than 10,000 students in the field of Engineering, Management, Commerce, Arts, Science, Computers, IT, Humanities, Agriculture and other professional courses. BFGI has been putting its earnest efforts since last few years in the field of education to eradicate unemployment. The journey that started way back in 1993 from a primary school to Baba Farid Group of Institutions in 2015 has been absolutely great and fruitful for BFGI. Associated with some of the greatest multinational companies of the World that include Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, HP, HCL, Nokia to name the few, BFGI is the only institution in the region having associations with almost all the major industrial bodies of the Country that includes FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, PHD Chamber, AIMA, NASSCOM and many more. The goal of these collaborations for BFGI is to build sustainable, multidimensional relationships, partnerships that enhance the opportunities for students of BFGI to study, research & be employable in any part of the World.
BFGI recently organized the global summit on Industry-Academia Interface in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industries. This summit was in line with the "SKILL INDIA" which is one of the crucial theme of "Make in India" campaign launched by our Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, to bring Industry and Academia on the common platform to discuss some of the key issues and challenges related to Skill Development.

 Industry Leaders, CEO's, Experts, Visionaries, Researchers and Top educationists from throughout the world attended the event and addressed the key issues, challenges, opportunities and threats related to Education, Skill Development and Employability. BFGI has been doing earnest efforts since last few years in bringing Industry and Academia closer and for that after years of research BFGI came up with its unique Industry-Academia Interface model that was launched at this Global Summit. The purpose of this model is to eradicate unemployment from the country. The major threat of Industry is skilled manpower and the major threat of academia is placements. This model addresses both these key issues. BFGI would soon be submitting this model to honourable Prime Minister of India for his review and further implementation of the same in Indian Higher Education System.

It’s often seen that summits on education, skills and employability are being organized in tier 1 cities however this was the first time that this type of Summit was organized in Educational Institution and that too not in the main stream city but in the small town like Bathinda, Punjab. The very fact that these types of summits have now come out from the main stream cities to the remotest parts of the country is a sign that we have come out from mere policy making & discussions to the execution in real sense and eradication of the major threat of the country i.e Unemployment.

Chief Guest of Global Summit organized by BFGI was Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal. Honorable CM, Mr. Badal congratulated Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal Chairman Baba Farid Group of Institutions, Bathinda Punjab on his Success. Mr. Badal said that, “I believe no other institution in Punjab can perform as well as Baba Farid Group of Institutions is performing. I feel highly honoured to be the part of BFGI’s Global Summit. I prefer attending the events wherein people make huge efforts for the development of not only education sector but of whole country. It’s commendable that BFGI has prepared its ‘Unique Industry Academia Interface Model’ to eradicate the problem of unemployment which will surely reduce the problem of drug addiction of our country  which people get indulged into due to the stress of being unemployed.” He committed to acknowledge and honour Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal on coming Independence Day for all his great efforts he is making to develop educational sector. Mr. Badal was extremely happy with the arrangement of the institution; he praised the management, infrastructure and the efforts of BFGI.

On this occasion, Hon’ble CM Mr. Badal kept the foundation stone of India’s First ever Innovative and High End Skill Development Centre which is established in BFGI campus in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) with the initial cost of 20 crores. As a part of this Skill Development Centre BFGI would be establishing live workshops\labs and service centres in association with different industries to give students hands on exposure before entering the job market. Companies like Whirlpool, LG, Godrej, Bosch, Carnation and many others have already shown positive consent to BFGI for establishing their service centres at BFGI.

Inaugurating this Summit and welcoming the guests, Chairman, BFGI, Mr Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal said that, “This summit is the result of enormous collective efforts of dignitaries and experts from Industry, Academia, Industrial Associations and Government bodies. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to all the Distinguished Guests and eminent personalities present in the summit who have come all the way from different locations to attend this Global Summit. It’s an honor for us to have your esteemed presence in this remote location and this gives us strength and confidence for the steps that we are taking towards Education, Skill Development and Employability. I am happy to reveal that we have successfully signed MOU’s with 25 companies and have a target of signing 100 MOU’s in 2015 “. He also discussed the Unique Industry-Academia Interface model that BFGI has developed after years of research to eradicate the problem of Unemployment from our Country.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Global Summit was inaugurated by the Chairman and Managing Director of National Fertilizer Limited (NFL), Ms. Neeru Abrol by lighting the auspicious lamp. The guest of Honour was Mr. R.K. Verma (IAS), Secretary, Technical Education & Industrial Training, Vice Chancellor, Punjab Technical University. The Keynote Speaker of Global Summit was Mr. Silvano Storti, Chairman & Managing Director; WTT India Pvt. Ltd, Regional Director of PHD chamber, Mr. Dalip Sharma gave the vote of thanks during the event.

 On Global Summit the list of speakers who have enlightened the topic “Education, Skill Development and Employability” includes Mr. Silvano Storti, Chairman & Managing Director - WTT India Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Darpan Kapoor, Chairman - CII, Chandigarh Council and Vice Chairman - Kapsons, Mr. Ramesh Vinayak, Resident Editor - Hindustan Times, Mr. Narendra Mohapatra CEO - Electronics Sector Skill Council and Dr. Prem Kumar, Director Projects - BML Munjal University. The panel was concluded by defining the strategies required to make skill development possible particularly in the area of higher education and by defining the efforts required by Industry and academia to make the students employable.

The list of panellists of afternoon session on the topic “Aligning Curriculum with National Skill Qualification Framework” includes Mr. David Wittenberg, Founder of University 4.0, Ms. Meghna Sharma, Consultant - NSDA, Govt. Of India, Prof. (Dr.) A.S. Chawla, Dean Academic Affairs - Punjabi University, Patiala,  Dr. Prem Kumar, Director Projects - BML Munjal University and Mr. Vishal Jindal, CEO - Khwaspuria Advisory Pvt. Ltd. (Assessment Body). The panel discussion touched upon how the curriculum and courses taught in Educational Institutions/Universities can be aligned to the National Occupational Standards developed by NSDC and various Sector Skill Councils on the basis of National Skill Qualification Framework developed by NSDA, govt. of India.

The panel discussion on the topic ‘Evaluation and Certification of Skills in Higher Education” was done by Mr. Ravi Kumar, Company Secretary - NSDC, Mr. Harpreet Brar, Vice President, Plumbing Sector Skill Council, Mr. Vivek Pandit, Vice President - IL & FS, Prof, (Dr.) P.K. Tulsi, Dean R & D, Education & Education Management Department, NITTR. The panel discussion focused upon our week system of evaluation and certification of skills(particularly in higher education) of existing students pursuing their degrees and how should Industry, Academia and Government come and work together to strengthen this system so that our students can be absorbed by the industry upon acquiring the necessary skills as required by industry.

The list of panellists on day 2 of Global Summit on the topic ‘Funding Opportunities for Promoting R & D and Skill Development at Self Financed Institutions/Universities includes Prof. (Dr.) A.S. Chawla, Dean Academic Affairs - Punjabi University, Patiala, Mr. Chandra Mohan, Advisor/Scientist G - Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Dr. Gyan Prakash Yadav, Assistant Director, AICTE, Dr. Nikhil K. Sachan, Education Officer, UGC, Ministry of H.R.D., Govt. of India, and Ms. Mayuri Misra, Program Manager, NFCSR, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India. The session deliberated on innovative ways of attracting / involving different bodies (Government, Industry and Research Institutions) for funding the self financed Educational Institutions / Universities for research and development. As a part of this session suggestions were made to UGC and AICTE that like DST, DRDO and other such funding agencies in India and abroad there should be no disparity in allocation of funds for promotion of R&D and Skill Development in self-financed institutions vis-a-vis other government institutions. Also there should be more focus and stress given to R&D to improve the quality of our education system

Overall the Global Summit organized by Baba Farid Group of Institution was a huge success as it was the first time in the region that such an initiative was taken by an Educational Institution. The summits on Skills and Education generally focus upon the problems in our Education System; however this Global Summit focused on the solutions to those problems, solution to the biggest threat of Industry i.e. shortage of Skilled Manpower, solution to the biggest threat of academia i.e. placements and solution to the biggest problem of our nation i.e. Unemployment. The innovative and unique Industry-Academia Interface model launched at the Global Summit and the Skill Development Centre inaugurated during the summit with initial cost of 20 crores in association with NSDC will set the new benchmarks for the Indian Education System. It is certainly an integrated approach to bridge the gap between industry and academia that provides win-win situation for all the stakeholders i.e. industry, academia, government and students. Congratulations to the team BFGI for the grand success of this mega event!!!

Monday, 9 February 2015

3rd International Fest of BFGI, Vibgyor 2015 Gave a Bang to Audiences

More than 1 Lac people visited the biggest fest of the region    
     
The 3rd International fest of Baba Farid Group of Institutions started with a boom. The much awaited Annual International Fest –Vibgyor-2015 (in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry) marked its opening with huge excitement and enthusiasm at Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI). VIBGYOR15 was inaugurated by Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and Member of Parliament from Bathinda, Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal by lighting the traditional lamp. MANTAR SINGH BRAR (Chief Parliament secretary, DR.BASANT GARG (I.A.S Bathinda), INDERMOHAN S (S.S.P), Mr. Damanjeet Singh Maan, SDM, Mr. Varinder Sharma, ADC, Dr. Sardool Singh Grewal, Vice President, BFGI, Director, BFGI, Mr. Sukhdev Singh Pakka and Director, BFGI, Mr. Hemraj Sharma also made their presence.


Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal thanked all the Chief Guests who gave their precious time to Vibgyor 2015 and while welcoming all the guests and visitors said that, “The motive behind Vibgyor15 is to spread the technology, management and cultural knowledge of various countries to students and common people. He added, “More than 200 students bagged university position in various field including academics, sports, cultural and technological. All the students were rewarded on the stage. He discussed the importance of these events and about ‘GLOBAL SUMMIT’ as well which the major part of Vibgyor 2015. The topic of ‘Global Summit’ was “INDUSTRIAL ACADEMIA INTERFACE” AND “SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE.”

The Chief Guest of Vibgyor 2015 Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal at first thanked Mr. Gurmeet Singh, chairman BFGI for giving her the great opportunity to visit an institution like BFGI and said that, “Vibgyor 2015 Fest organized by BFGI is highly appreciable. This fest keeps the youth updated about the ongoing and upcoming technology of the world. The principals and teachers of various schools and colleges came to BFGI to enjoy the biggest fest of Malwa region.” Mrs. Badal, also Congratulated Mr. Dhaliwal, for establishing an institute which provides loads of opportunity to its students. Mrs. Badal kept the foundation stone of Baba Farid School of International Studies as well.
Students of IIT, IIM, Universities, Engineering Colleges, Polytechnic, Management and schools & Arts colleges from Northern region participated in numerous technical and non-technical events in the International Fest.

In Technoworld the students of IIT, IIM and Universities participated, in which competitions like Robo Empire, Clash of Robos, Robo soccer, Extreme Warrior (Heavy weight 60kg), Sumo Warrior (Light Weight), Line Follower, Pole Accelerator, Bursting Throttle, Pole Escalator, Project Mania and having students from esteemed technical Institutions showcasing their talent. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Buta Singh, Dean Academics, Punjab Technical University.  Mr. Buta Singh while praising the models presented by students said, “All the models shown by students are commendable. I have rarely seen such amazing models in any institution. I am highly impressed and motivated today by all the participants.”

Magnet which includes a plethora of exciting and thrilling non-technical events like: Ad Mad Show, Fashionista (Fashion Show), Face Painting, T-Shirt Painting, Biz- Craft, Biz-Quiz and Head Scratch etc were also held.

Apart from these activities, students presented different science projects under Science Mania wherein live working projects were presented by the students from whole Punjab. Themes for Science Mania were Environment and Waste Management, Energy Resources & Conservation and Telecommunication & Information Technology. Students from various states presented amazing solo western dances as well.

On the lines of Metropolitan cities a Biz Show was organized wherein International and National Companies had showcased their product on the same platform. PHD Chambers played a vital role in BIZ Show. It was the single shopping spot for shopaholics wherein numerous products were seen at one particular place. Likewise every time numerous cars and motorcycles were showcased under ’Auto Expo’ exhibition by National and International companies. Like this in Agri-Expo many national and International companies exhibited their modern machinery.

Apart from these activities an International Book Fair for was also organized to fetch the instincts of literature lovers from various regions came. National Book Trust was a special part for books presentation along with NBT, SKY International (Delhi), Punjabi University Publications Bureau etc has taken part in Book Fair. The International book Fair was inaugurated by Hon’ble chairman of BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal. On this event, Ms. Paramjeet kaur Dhaliwal (Director Admin, BFGI) was present. Book lovers were present in huge numbers to satisfy their literary interests.

Dog Show has stolen the heart this tome with more than 200 entries. Numerous breeds including pug, lebra, rottweiler etc participated in the show and entertained all the audiences with their exceptional talent.

An Amusement Park consisting of all the ongoing Adventure sports like marry go round, giant wheel, amazing swings etc. entertained the students and spectators. Traditional Marshal Art of Punjab ’Gatka’ was shown to the audience. Audiences were amazed after seeing the exceptional stunts. Vibgyor-2015 will also give a touch of Spirituality through Gatka, which is an ancient martial art thoroughly battle-tested and has existed in northern India for many thousands of years.

Indian Army showcased various tank, missiles and other army equipments in an exhibition. Different competitions including Dance, Malwai Giddha, Chorography, Skits, Western Dance, Bhangra, being more entertained the visitors all day long. More than 30,000 people visited the International Fest Vibgyor 2015.

For the tang of the visitor's numerous international brands came in the campus with Food Court like Chinese, South Indian & Punjabi. Café Coffee Day (CCD), Pizza Hut being more robbed the heart of the visitors through their delicious and extremely yummy dishes.

This time Baba Farid Group of Institutions has organized the first ever Global Summit of this region. The summit was on very pertinent theme “Industry Academia Interface” which has focused on filling the gap between industry’s need and the academic aspirations to skilled manpower. ‘Unique Industry Academia Interface Model’ prepared by BFGI was launched during the event.

Chief Guest of Vibgyor 2015 on 1st February 2015 was Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal. Chairman, BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal welcomed Chief Guest of the event Mr. Parkash Singh Badal.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal congratulated Mr. Dhaliwal on his Success. Mr. Badal said that, “I believe no other institution in Malwa Region can perform as well as Baba Farid Group of Institutions is performing. I feel highly honoured to be the part of BFGI’s Global Summit. I prefer attending the events wherein people make huge efforts for the development of not only education sector but of whole country. It’s commendable that BFGI has prepared its ‘Unique Industry Academia Interface Model’ to eradicate the problem of unemployment which will surely reduce the problem of drug addiction of our country  which people get indulged into due to the stress of being unemployed.” He committed to acknowledge and honour Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal on coming Independence Day for all his great efforts he is making to develop educational sector. Mr. Badal was extremely happy with the arrangement of the institution; he praised the management, infrastructure and the efforts of BFGI.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal kept the foundation stone of India’s First ever Innovative Skill Development Centre which is establishing in BFGI campus in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) with the initial cost worth Rs. 20 crores.

Chairman, BFGI, Mr Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal said that, “I am happy to reveal that we have successfully signed MOU’s with 25 companies and have a target of signing 100 more MOU’s in 2015. It’s great that more than 30 delegates with expertise became the part of Global Summit and shared their valuable opinions. I am sure that whole Malwa Region will feel pride as our university will be such wherein students will get assurance for employability. It would be an innovative university with a different curriculum for the students wherein the students’ skill evaluation will be done by industry experts.“

Report of the Global Summit was presented by the Dean, R & D, BFGI, Dr. Manish Gupta addressed by Hon’ble Minister of Industries & Commerece, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Guest of Honour, Mr. Madan Mohan Mittal, Address by Hon’ble President, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Punjab, Mr. Kamal Sharma presiding over Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab and Chief Guest of the event Mr. Parkash Singh Badal. Vote of Thanks was given by Hon’ble Chief Parliament Secretary, Government of Punjab, Mr. Mantar Singh Brar. Chief Guest of the event Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal and Chairman, BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal done the valedictory ceremony at Vibgyor 2015.


The Live Performances of all the renowned Punjabi Singers gave a hit to all the viewers. Punjabi Singers, Jassi Gill, Prabh Gill, Babbal Rai, Kaur B and Roshan Prince kick-started International Fest Vibgyor 2015 with their singing performances with a medley. People were found deeply lost into the rhythms and ambience of the Live Show organized by BFGI in association with CrossBlade. Gurdas Maan the renowned Punjabi singer mesmerized the audience with his scintillating performance for a medley of hit songs from his albums and films. Mr. Maan gave a phenomenal performance for the song "Dil Da Mamala Hai'. Jassi Gill Singer and actor robbed the heart of thousands of girls by giving mind boggling live performance by singing his all lovely songs. Vibgyor 2015 concluded well with the gathering of 1 Lacs visitor. 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

A Big salute to all the Heroes of Indian Army on Army Day

Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949. The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the national capital New Delhi as well as all headquarters. On 15 January 2015 India celebrated 67th Indian Army day in New Delhi. Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and the people living in it.

"On Army Day, BFGI salute the spirited courage and valour of our army. We are extremely proud of their devotion and willpower,"

Why Army Day is celebrated?
It is celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have been sacrificed their lives for protecting the country. Indian Army General “Kodandera Madappa Cariappa” was succeeded the British Army General Roy Butcher and became the first Commander-in-Chief of the independent India.

Indian Army soldiers are always ready to fight with all the hard times at Indian borders as well as with the natural disasters. They courageously face all the challenges and difficulties come their way to save the nation and people.

Here’s a little story about how Cariappa took over the army.

A meeting was organized to select the first Commander in Chief of The Indian Army. The then-Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru said, “I think we should appoint a British officer as a general of Indian army as we don’t have enough experience to lead the same.”

Everyone agreed with the suggestion when one of officers abruptly said, “I have a point, sir.”

Nehru said, “Yes, gentleman. You are free to speak.”

“You see, sir, we don’t have enough experience to lead a nation, too.So shouldn’t we appoint a British person as first PM of India?”

The meeting hall suddenly went quiet.

Then, Nehru said, “Are you ready to be the first General of Indian Army?” He got a golden chance to accept the offer, but he refused the same and said, “Sir, we have a very talented army officer, my senior, Lt Gen Cariappa, who is the most deserving among us.”

The army officer who raised his voice against the PM was Lt. General Nathu Singh Rathore, A Lt General in the Indian Army. This anecdote is often told in variations as an example of courage and leadership.

Army Day Celebration:

Indian army plays a great and big role during the disaster situations in the country as they are dedicated to the country to become the War Winning Team. The day was decided to be celebrated as the army day in India to start paying tribute to the sacrificed Indian army soldiers at the “Amar Jawan Jyoti” at India Gate in New Delhi.

After paying homage, an excellent parades including military shows takes place to indicate the new technologies and accomplishments in the Indian Army. Bravery awards including Unit credentials and Sena Medals are distributed at this great occasion.

At the Army Day celebration in Jammu and Kashmir, serving army personnel get the bravery and famed service awards (Sena medals, Vishist Seva medals and etc). The day has been marked to memorize the daring and bold Indian soldiers who lost their lives while protecting their nation.

Army Day Parade

Army day parade during the army day celebration is carried out by the Indian army soldiers (Indian army bands) which involves the exhibition of BLT T-72, T-90 tanks, Brahmos Missile, carrier Mortar Tracked Vehicle, 155 MM Soltum Gun, Advanced Light Helicopters of the Army Aviation Corps and etc.

Serving Indian armies take a pledge at this day to maintain their service and protect the nation from enemies whether they are foreign or domestic.

We bring you some lesser known facts about the Indian Army that will make you feel proud of the fellow citizens who spend years away from their loved ones to make sure we sleep comfortably without any fear.
1. Param Vir Chakra, the highest wartime gallantry award has been awarded only 21 times till date, and 2/3rds of these were awarded posthumously.
2. Siachen Glacier is the highest battlefield in the world. More soldiers die here from cold than enemy attacks. The temperature drops to -50 degree celsius, at times. Siachen is jokingly referred to as a punishment posting, as over 850 people have lost their lives here due to bad weather. The official duration of the posting is three months and anything more than that can damage a soldier’s life beyond repair(Dementia, ED, frostbites are common). However, people often end up spending around six months to an year, since no one wants to be posted there and those who are already there cannot be relieved until reinforcements arrive. Even the helicopters have to be pushed beyond their limits to reach the area in order to send supplies.
3. The High Altitude Warfare School in Gulmarg is the world’s best training institute when it comes to mountain warfare. The best forces from around the world come here to train, including the Delta Force and Marines.
4. There is absolutely no reservation or preference, be it in matters of caste, creed, religion or race in the Indian army. The Services Selection Board for the selection of candidates as Commissioned Officers is apparently the toughest in the world as compared to selection in defense forces of any other country. Though the Indian Army faces a shortage of around 12,000 officers, there is no compromise on quality standards when selecting candidates.
5. In terms of numbers, the Indian Army is third largest army in the world. It also has the credit of being the largest volunteer force. It has been the largest contributor to the United Nations Peace Keeping Force (UNPKF), and has taken part in huge number of missions abroad. Under the British occupation, the Indian Army had the largest number of soldiers fighting in the Second World War, numbering over2.5 million.
6. Apart from the WWII, the Indian Army has the credit of accepting the largest military surrender in history in 1971. Over 93,000 Pakistani soldiers surrendered to India, leading to the independence of Bangladesh. It is very rare in history that an attacking party had to surrender in war.
7. The Indian army has never initiated a first attack or engaged in a military coup with the intention of gaining power or governing a nation.
8. Another brilliant example of bravery by the Indian army was during the Battle of Saragarhi on 12th September 1897. In this battle, 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans. All 21 Sikhs died in this battle, and there were 400-600 casualties on the Afghan side. This battle is often cited as one of the greatest last stands in history, often compared to the Battle of Thermopylae, where King Leonidas fought Persian army of Xerxes in 480 BC with an army of 300 Spartan soldiers.

9. Talking about the regimental structure, each defense establishment has a place of worship for different religions based on the religious distribution of the army. When there isn’t enough place for all religions, a sarv dharm sthal is createdwhich serves as a place of worship for all religions. A highly educated Religious Teacher of the rank of a Junior Commissioned Officer(JCO/Warrant Officer) acts counselor to soldiers and officers to help them during moral and psychological crisis.
10. The Ministry of Defense operates five Rashtriya Military Schools and a Rashtriya Indian Military College as feeder institutions to defense forces, where students undergo a similar curriculum designed according to their age group as they would in services. The students here are generally called cadets and have an option to join Indian Defense service at the end of their schooling.
  

Thursday, 8 January 2015

A mega International Fest is round the corner at BFGI, Bathinda.


Baba Farid Group of Institutions will organize its annual International fest ‘VIBGYOR’ on January 30 to February 1, 2015.

This event is going to be the most awaited college fest in Malwa Region. Prime attraction of this event is live performance by famous singers Gurdas Maan, Roshan Prince, Babbal Rai being more.

VIBGYOR has been a showcase event, a melting pot of the grace of a classical dancer to the beats of a beboyer, an amalgation of rocking hip hops and folk dances, the forum for a multitude debates and proving one’s mettle in fine arts, literature and performing arts.

College invites all the students from and outside the college to make it a special one.

IT is all about fun embellished with learning experience when it comes to organizing a successful college festival. If you say college festivals are all about the fun, potboiler, dancing, eating, chatting, meeting new people from other colleges, participating in events, star performances and all that, just hold on. Let’s take a step back. What takes to bring in all these components in a fest? What goes on behind the scenes?

Given that almost every college these days hosts its annual festival, students from various disciplines of different colleges across the country speak about what takes to make a fest ‘good’, ‘unique’ and ‘laudable’. Arranging a fest ranges from planning a theme, to fixing the budget, managing sponsorships, inviting guests, performers, arranging events and a lot more. So, where does it all start from?

Organizing a festival is unquestionably not a one-day match. The magnitude and uniqueness of a fest is often determined by the number of events in a festival as well as the prize money. Events provide a good platform for students to prove their skills and get certified.

Some fests also provide scope to students from undergraduate colleges to participate in these events. So, it is a good platform for networking too. The prize money is outstanding this year and prizes are worth Rs. 20 lakhs.

Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) consistently take unique steps to assist the students in expediting the learning and value addition to their personality & confidence to further raise their enthusiasm level to face day to day challenges more effectively. One of our unique efforts to provide global exposure to the students is BFGI's Annual International Festival named as "VIBGYOR". As the very name suggests this fest offers motley of colors presenting various cultures all across the world, folk as well as of modern technology with a fun and frolic part added to it.

A place to let your creative horses unleash, these college festivals are not the yield of a week’s toil. In fact, preparations begin a quarter year before. Students bury out of books and gear up to mobilise others who’d willingly spare time to work for the festival. In many city colleges, a rigorous session of interviews is organised on the basis of which students good at organising and co-ordinating are selected to form the organising committee.

Likewise last year Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) is all set to organize the most unique and vibrant International Festival of the region "VIBGYOR-2015" from 30th January to 1st February, 2015 with more fervour and enthusiasm then last year's at its campus situated in Bathinda, Punjab, India. This year "VIBGYOR" will be organized in association with FICCI, CM and PHD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY. "VIBGYOR - 2015" is expected to host the toughest contenders from various universities & institutions all across the world to show their talent in the down to wire events of numerous cultural and technical competitions.

From the stroke of a brush to the lens of a camera, from the strings of guitar to the words of an orator, from the eyes of an actor to the pitch of a singer, from the steps of a dancer to the buzzer of a quizzer, from the roar of an R C racing bike to the rising of a chopper, from the tic toe toe sound of a programmer to the designs of an engineer this International fest will fill the creative minds and enthusiastic hearts of vivacious and ambitious student fraternity.

This International Fest will be the perfect blend of Science, Technology and Management Creativity with the additive ingredients of entertainment by International celebrities by their Heart Throbbing Performances. The fest offers a variety of Technical & Non-Technical competitions for the students of all levels (Secondary, Senior Secondary, College, Diplomat Degree levels etc. Students from NTs, IIMs, NITs, Engineering Colleges, Business Schools, and Degree Colleges& Schools Nationwide will be participating in this International Event.

GLOBAL SUMMIT ON INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA INTERFACE:

Keeping in mind "SKILL INDIA" one of the crucial theme of "Make In India" campaign launched by our honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, Baba Farid Group of Institutions is organizing GLOBAL SUMMIT to bring Industry and Academia on a common platform to discuss some of the key issues and challenges related to Skill Development and touch upon what kind of Industry- Academia Interface model Universities should adopt to address the problem of Skill Development in Higher Education.

The VIBGYOR 2015 GLOBAL SUMMIT invites Industry Leaders, CEO's, Experts, Visionaries, Researchers and Top Educationists to address the key issues, challenges, opportunities and threats related to Education, Skill Development and Employablity. BFGI is organising this global summit in association with Industrial bodies that includes PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries, CM and FICCI.

Vibgyor-2015 will also give a touch of Spirituality through Gatka, which is an ancient martial art thoroughly battle-tested and has existed in northern India for many thousands of years.

Last year we had witnessed a footfall of around lLac people including visitors & participants in "VIBGYOR-2014". This year also more than 1.5 Lacs of people as visitors & participants are expected to take part in this International Festival from all across the nation and other countries as well.

All the Event details, Guidelines and Registrations are available on our official website www.vibgyorbfgi.com.